Monthly Archives: December 2011

Sun Sentinel Features Live Well Lauderhill Tour

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The Live Well Lauderhill tour was featured in the Sun Sentinel Sunday.  A couple of notes will help expand upon the article:

1) While some partners are listed in the article, far more attended the tour.  Nearly the entire list of partners on the website were represented along with many others.  Thank you to everyone for your participation!

2) The article lists the CDC grant at $12,000.  This is the correct amount of the award, however, it should be noted that only a fraction of the grant was used to sponsor the community tour.  Other important work that this grant funded was two conferences in Washington DC for the leadership team to fulfill the work of the grant process along with the upcoming student art exhibit at the Lauderhill Art Center on January 19th.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/lauderhill/fl-tf-walkingtour-1130-20111206,0,3300815.story

 

Broward MPO Complete Streets

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The Live Well Lauderhill team has identified transportation safety and transit as a key focus area.  This was confirmed by the youth leaders who are very interested in pedestrian safety.  Below is information about the Broward Municipal Planning Organization, a Live Well Lauderhill Partner.  See the work they are doing to create livable communities!

 

The Broward MPO Encourages the Development of Complete Streets

At its May 2011 meeting the Broward MPO took its first step in changing how roads are designed in Broward County.   The MPO Board passed a resolution encouraging cities and implementing agencies to develop their roads as complete streets and to use the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ Guide ”Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach” in this effort.

How Will This Benefit You?

Complete Streets are streets for everyone. They are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities must be able to safely move along and across a complete street. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to work. They allow buses to run on time and make it safe for people to walk to and from bus stops and train stations.

How Do We Create Complete Streets?

Creating complete streets means transportation agencies must change their approach to planning, designing or redesigning their roads. They will need to consider bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users first, not last. They will need to think about the capacity not by how many vehicles move through the corridor, but instead by how many people are moving through the corridor.  There is not a one size fits all solution and will have to be considered in the context of the community and the corridor.

For Further reading please click on this link: Dangerous By Design, Solving the Epidemic of Preventable Pedestrian Deaths (and making neighborhoods).

For more information about the Broward MPO’s Complete Streets Initiative contact Mark Horowitz at HorowitzM@browardmpo.org or 954-876-0048

 

Live Well Lauderhill leader announces the 2012 college tour!

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LAUDERHILL COMMUNITY Y, A LIVE WELL LAUDERHILL LEADER, HELPS YOUTH EXPLORE THE FUTURE!  THE 2012 COLLEGE TOUR IS READY TO GO!!

This tour is the first opportunity for many students to experience a college campus and see what is possible in the future.  Your financial support can make this happen for a deserving student–you can provide a rich experience for a student that could change the course of their life.  For those of you who attended the Live Well Lauderhill Community Tour, imagine that experience extended over a week and focused on the future.  If interested in sponsorship email Jocelyn Boyd at jboyd@ymcabroward.org  What an impact!!

Goals:

Introduce students to campus/college life while deepening their knowledge of college admissions procedures

Strengthen students’ understanding of BlackColleges/Universities’ rich history

Assist students with planning and decision making related to their educational future

Motivate student achievement

Who Should Attend?

Youth grades 8-11 who have a desire to attend and complete college

Youth seeking to broaden their knowledge of college acceptance standards and how it relates to their current and future academic expectations

What to Expect?

Opportunities to explore nine collegiate campuses

Admissions presentations provided by collegiate staff and professional tour guides

A great time with volunteers and staff passionate about youth and their positive development

Exploration of various cities, cultural visits to local attractions, and shopping at the historic Atlanta Underground Mall

Opportunities to connect with collegiate staff

New, positive peer friendships

Cost:

Total $225

Deposit:

Early bird: non-refundable$50 deposit due by Dec 18th.

Late: non-refundable$100 deposit due by Jan 15th.

Final balance due: February 15th.

Cost includes: transportation,room/board, t-shirt, journal and one activity.

Y Tour Schedule

University of Central Florida

University of North Florida

FAMU

Spellman College

Morehouse College

Clark Atlanta University

Morris Brown

University of Florida

Florida State University